Plan Commission Workshops

The Center for Land Use Education offers plan commission workshops serving single and multi-county areas of Wisconsin. Workshops are designed for newly appointed plan commission members, veteran commissioners tackling complex issues, elected officials, and staff whose job it is to support local commissions.

If you are interested in requesting a workshop in your area, please contact Rebecca Roberts at rroberts@uwsp.edu or 715-346-4322. You may also contact Center for Land Use Education staff at landcenter@uwsp.edu or 715-346-3783.  To view locations of recent workshops by county, click here

Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the plan commission in the Plan Commission Handbook.

​Spring 2022

Planning and Zoning Webinars

May 2022

A 5-part Zoning Webinars - Spring 2022 series for planning and zoning staff and new and continuing officials to learn about their roles and responsibilities related to zoning regulations is being offered during the month of May. Each webinar includes a 40-minute presentation followed by questions and comments. 

Webinars will be recorded. Recordings will be made available to registered participants of individual sessions.

For additonal webinar details and registration information visit our Planning and Zoning Training page.

Winter 2022

Fundamentals of Zoning & Land Use Decision-Making

Monday, February 28, 2022 - Dr. Daniel Hale Williams Resource Center, Janesville, WI

This workshop introduces local government officials to three primary tools for land use decision making: the comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, and subdivision ordinance. We’ll take a closer look at zoning decisions and review rules that apply when your plan commission and elected officials adopt and apply the ordinance. Learn about permitted and conditional uses, rezones, and variances. Staff from Rock County will be on hand to answer questions. 

Fundamentals of Zoning & Land Use Decision-Making

Monday, January 31, 2022 - Union Grove Municipal Center, Union Grove, WI

This workshop introduces local government officials to three primary tools for land use decision making: the comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, and subdivision ordinance. We’ll take a closer look at zoning decisions and review rules that apply when your plan commission and elected officials adopt and apply the ordinance. Learn about permitted and conditional uses, rezones, and variances.

Planning and Zoning Recorded Webinars

The Center for Land Use Education has conducted several planning and zoning webinars. The webinars are focused on orientatong new and continuing Wisconsin officials and staff to their roles and responsibilities related to zoning, planning, variances, subdivision regulations, conditional uses, and more. All webinar video recordings are available for purchase at $20 each. Two basic sessions are free. 

Detailed webinar descriptions and ordering information is found on our Planning and Zoning Training page.